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Local Notes Urban Farm Store Owners Write Chicken Keeping Book Portland’s Urban Farm Store stocks everything today’s modern locavore needs to live a sustainable life, from custom chicken feed to beekeeping equipment to cheese-making supplies. Owners Robert and Hannah Litt have spent hours each day researching and answering customers’ questions about their chickens. They have gathered all their best advice in this resource on breeds, feed, and care, including plans for a coop that can be built in a single weekend, and answers to common questions such as “How do I raise chicks?”, ”Which breeds are the best layers?” and “Should I bring a $5 chicken to the vet?” From behavior to broods to litter, the Litts share their hard-earned wisdom along with a few of their favorite egg recipes - proving that raising a healthy backyard flock is all it’s cracked up to be. 6

Robert and Hannah Litt have been keeping chickens for seven years. As Robert, a landscape architect, and Hannah, a nurse-midwife, became increasingly interested in urban food-growing, Robert returned to school to obtain an MS in sustainable agriculture. In early 2009, they opened an urban farm supply store. They’ve been featured on Oregon Public Broadcasting and Planet Green’s Renovation Nation.

A Chicken in Every Yard: The Urban Farm Store’s Guide to Chicken Keeping by Robert and Hannah Litt. - $19.99 hardcover 208 pages full-color photographs and illustrations - 6 1/2 x 9 inches ISBN: 978-1-58008-582-3 Publication Date: March 22, 2011 For more information, visit www.urbanfarmstore.com.

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